(1) Personal identifying information that is contained in a record provided by a dentist or dental hygienist licensed under this chapter in response to a dental workforce survey and held by the Department of Health is confidential and exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution. Personal identifying information in such a record:
(a) Shall be disclosed with the express written consent of the individual to whom the information pertains or the individual’s legally authorized representative.
Terms Used In Florida Statutes 466.051
- Dental hygienist: means a person licensed to practice dental hygiene pursuant to this chapter. See Florida Statutes 585.008
- Dentist: means a person licensed to practice dentistry pursuant to this chapter. See Florida Statutes 585.008
- Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 585.008
(b) Shall be disclosed by court order upon a showing of good cause.
(c) May be disclosed to a research entity, if the entity seeks the records or data pursuant to a research protocol approved by the Department of Health, maintains the records or data in accordance with the approved protocol, and enters into a purchase and data-use agreement with the department, the fee provisions of which are consistent with s. 119.07(4). The department may deny a request for records or data if the protocol provides for intrusive follow-back contacts, does not plan for the destruction of the confidential records after the research is concluded, is administratively burdensome, or does not have scientific merit. The agreement must prohibit the release of information by the research entity which would identify individuals, limit the use of records or data to the approved research protocol, and prohibit any other use of the records or data. Copies of records or data issued pursuant to this paragraph remain the property of the department.
(2) This section is subject to the Open Government Sunset Review Act in accordance with s. 119.15 and shall stand repealed on October 2, 2019, unless reviewed and saved from repeal through reenactment by the Legislature.